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Christmas can be hard for a socially awkward introvert. Social situations that you skilfully avoid all year come thick and fast, and are compulsory. As the biggest introvert in the world this can be stressful, but as well as being an introvert I also love Christmas. As far back as my memories go I remember… Continue reading Christmas Magic by Jenny Frame
Memories. They’re slippery suckers, aren’t they? You can be absolutely certain you’re remembering something in glorious, 4DX, Technicolor, and yet someone else who was there at the time, recalls the situation entirely differently. Memories are a sore topic right now, and given the reason that is so, I expect they will be for years to… Continue reading Slippery Little Suckers by Robyn Nyx
For a number of years my family decamped to a small holiday cottage in the beautiful village of Ilam, in the Peak District National Park. New routines were soon to become established traditions. One such tradition was an early evening stroll each Christmas Eve, down the hill to the church nestled in the valley below.… Continue reading And the Church Bells Rang Out… by Anna Larner
There’s no such thing as too much Christmas. Not in my house anyway! The decorations go up on December 1st and don’t come down till well into January. The Christmas carols and Christmas films start just as early. This year we have four trees of various shapes and sizes dotted around the house.… Continue reading THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH CHRISTMAS by MA Binfield
Loss is inevitable. At some point, we'll be celebrating our holidays without our loved ones (and they'll be doing so without us). It is, sadly, the one thing in life we can be certain of. But they remain with us. On our Christmas tree, we have a ton of ornaments. Not the shiny, matching ones.… Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Past by Brey Willows
You might have heard the news: California hasn’t been sunny lately. We were hit with a cold, soggy storm with high winds, just in time for my recent research trip to San Francisco during our Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The clouds unleashed so much rain on the City that I kept waking up in our hotel convinced that I was… Continue reading A cultural & culinary adventure by Mickey Brent